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Skinny BBQ Turkey Meatballs & Mash

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Simple two-ingredient meatballs are simmered in a tangy homemade barbecue sauce and are served over a skinny version of mashed potatoes.

Skinny BBQ Turkey Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes | Life, Love, and Good Food

Do you ever get a craving for some good ‘ol pub grub? You know — the hearty meat and potatoes kind of food — burgers and fries, fish and chips, or one of my favorites, bangers and mash? Well, here’s a new recipe that will satisfy that craving and has the added bonus of being very healthy as well, Skinny Turkey BBQ Meatballs & Mash. These simple two-ingredient meatballs are simmered in a tangy homemade barbecue sauce and are served over a skinny version of mashed potatoes to make a very filling and tasty meal.

Skinny BBQ Turkey Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes | Life, Love, and Good Food

This was my first try at making turkey meatballs, and I’ve got to admit that I was skeptical that they might not be as good as my favorite saucy spaghetti meatballs, but they were really very, very good! I love the tangy barbecue and would even be tempted to stick a toothpick in them and serve ’em up as cocktail meatballs without the mash!

Skinny BBQ Turkey Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes | Life, Love, and Good Food

Just look at all that thick, tangy sauce – you know you need to make these meatballs now!

Yield: 4 servings

Skinny BBQ Turkey Meatballs & Mashed Potatoes

Skinny BBQ Turkey Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes | Life, Love, and Good Food

Simple two-ingredient meatballs are simmered in a tangy homemade barbecue sauce and are served over a skinny version of mashed potatoes.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1-1/4 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil

BBQ Sauce

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons worcestershire  sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Frank's Red Hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Potatoes

  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

Meatballs

  1. Combine the ground turkey and sesame oil; shape into 20 meatballs.
  2. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium hight heat. Spray with cooking spray and add meatballs. Cook, turning often, for 6-7 minutes or until browned on all sides. Remove meatballs from skillet and drain on paper towels.

BBQ Sauce

  1. Add the water and ketchup to the skillet and stir until well combined. Add remaining BBQ ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  2. Return meatballs to the skillet and simmer in the sauce another 5 minutes or until cooked through.

Potatoes

  1. Add potatoes and chicken broth to a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until fork-tender.
  2. Mash potatoes in the broth with a potato masher until smooth. Add milk and butter and stir or mash until butter is melted and potatoes are desired consistency. Serve immediately with the meatballs.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 739Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 167mgSodium: 658mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 5gSugar: 13gProtein: 44g

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